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Wildlife in our Region - Foxes, Beavers, and Coyotes, Oh My

Spring is a great time to visit our region's parks, where you can spot great blue herons, foxes, owls, and bald eagles. We've got tips on where to go, and how to observe animals safely and respectfully.

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Learning from the Octopus

Marine ecologist Rafe Sagarin tells us what humans can learn from the way octopi, fiddler crabs, marmots and schools of fish react to threats.

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Polar Bears' Melting Habitat Forces Zoos To Act

Polar bears live on sea ice but that habitat is slowly disintegrating. Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post, and Dr. Jeffrey Bonner, President and CEO of the St. Louis Zoo, talk to David Greene about a push to preserve polar bears. The idea is to keep a number of them in captivity to preserve the gene pool .
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Take Your Dog To The Office And Stress Less

Do you think you'd be less stressed out if you took your dog to work with you? Science agrees. Employees with dogs were less stressed out than their coworkers, new research finds. But it works only if the dog is polite.
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Why Don't Spiders Get Stuck In Their Webs?

This mystery has plagued arachnologists for decades. William Eberhard and Daniel Briceno untangle the web question in a paper in the journal Naturwissenschaften. The answer has to do with spiders' oily, hairy legs.
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Elephant Escapes From Traveling Circus In Ireland

Customers at a coffee shop in Cork, Ireland, looked outside and saw a 2.5 ton elephant standing there. The animal, named Baby, escaped from a traveling circus. Circus employees got Baby back within minutes.
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Using An App To Report Injured Wildlife

A Colorado animal protection group has created a website and smartphone application designed to help someone who's found an injured animal, lost or found a pet or wants to report animal cruelty. Animal Watch hopes to expand the program nationally in the future.

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